Sunday, August 27, 2006

The Roundhouse & the 1893 Flood

Click to enlargeFrom an essay by Mrs. Dick Lapp, featured in a book called "Our Northwest Corner", this photo shows a scene from the 1893 flood. The camera faces east going out of town, the tracks leading off to the St. Vincent roundhouse (where Alick Gamble worked...), which you can see in the distance. The flood waters are spilling over the tracks, where a curious dog is checking things out. Further east past the dog, you can make out the tracks having been moved off the railroad bed, as well as a boat with some people traversing the flood waters. Telegraph poles follow the railroad line out of town...

Here is the essay the image was taken from; simply click on the essay image to enlarge and read...

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